Re: XF86_S3 server hard locks my box

Alan Cox (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 00:48:16 +0000 (GMT)

> # cd /proc
> # dd if=kcore of=/dev/null
> looks fairly harmless, yes? But if I'm running the XF86_S3 server
> (3.3.1), it hard locks my linux box (kernel 2.0.31, on a Pentium, 32M Ram).
> Not just the X terminal. An attached WYSE/serial terminal freezes as well.
> I can execute the above without the freeze if I run a different X
> server, eg XF86_SVGA. The lockup is 100% reproducable (for me).

This is correct behaviour. If you copy random device memory around as you are doing
(and can only do as root) expect to make a mess